Dawn of Def Jam: Rick Rubin Returns to His NYU Dorm Room

Def Jam was started 30 years ago in Rick Rubin’s NYU dorm room. Watch him go back to the place where it all began for the very first time.

Action Bronson Responds to Youtube Comments

On the heels of the release of the epic video for “Easy Rider,” Action Bronson responds to comments left on his Youtube page. Count on Bam Bam to leave no stone unturned and no bowl unsmoked.

Jonwayne “Rhythm Roulette”

For this installment of Rhythm Roulette, we linked up with the man who tears down shows in Teva sandals, Stones Throw Records Producer/rapper Jonwayne. We took Jonwayne to Poobah Records in Pasadena, CA to pick out three records while blindfolded. The fun begins once we start to witness what he came up with. Out of the three records, he ended up going drawing joints from The Ritchie Family’s Give Me A Break, as well as The Stylistics’ Sun & Soul record he considered using to be “cheating,” because it’s a given that there is good shit on there. Nonetheless, your boy crafted two joints back-to-back for your listening pleasure.

DJ Premier + Royce 5’9 = PRhyme

Here is a preview of what they have in store…looks like this might be frikken awesome.

DJ Babu “Rhythm Roulette”

“Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F**k Wit” (Sung by the movies)

haha…this is awesome!

Shouts to DanO! for this one!

CutsDatFlo Presents : Uptwn Crve

The famo Ant linked with producer Modus from Hungary for his latest dope visual!

New Tees from Legendary Styles!

Our good friends over at Legendary Styles have 5 new DOPE Tees for the people!
Purple tape - Raekwon-2
1995 was a great year, and one that birthed The Purple Tape!
This tee pays homage to one of the best rap album’s of all time!

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YOUR OLD DROOG “Just Rhymin’ With Skizz” (Episode 1)

Told you this dude wasn’t Nas!

Unreleased phone call between Sanyika Shakur and Tupac Shakur

A MUST listen…enjoy!

In A Never Before Heard Private Phone Conversation Tupac Shakur Reveals Incredible Details:

-Who Shot Him (the first time) and why

-His revolutionary plans to take back the community using rapper friends like Ice Cube & Redman

– Who he thinks are cowards & Much More

If you’re a fan of 2pac (and even if you’re not) YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS AUDIO

Monster Kody (Sanyika Shakur) – “This was me and Tupac’s first conversation. This was October 18th 1995. i had just gotten out of Pelican a month before, and Pac had been out a couple of days. We did not know We were being recorded. My wife pressed record on the answering machine and unbeknown to either of us, caught some bomb ass history. Ya’ll enjoy this, and check out Pac and how positive he was. This is Classic shit. It’s a Shakur thang.”

DJ QBert || 2014 DMC NYC Regional || Showcase


Dr. Dre Confirms Beats Sale To Apple And Boasts He’s The First Billionaire In Hip-Hop

I reported earlier that Apple MIGHT buy Beats, but looks as if from this video its a done deal! Dr Dre becomes Hip-Hop’s first billionaire after Apple acquires Beats By Dre for US $3.2 Billion.

Apple MIGHT be buying Beats By Dre for $3.2 Billion!


Dr. Dre leapfrogged Jay Z in FORBES’ latest rankings of hip-hop’s richest artists, claiming the number two position as his net worth soared to an estimated $550 million. Now it looks like the Beats cofounder could lay claim to the top spot in a matter of days.

Late Thursday night, the Financial Times reported that Apple AAPL -0.94% was in talks to buy Beats for $3.2 billion; the deal would be the computer giant’s largest acquisition ever. Dre’s stake in Beats currently stands at somewhere around 20-25%; we valued the company at $2 billion in our latest round of estimates.

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XXL’s 2014 Freshman Class

One of the few things in the Magazine world that I still check for! Def cool to see Troy Ave make that cover, he’s be reppin NYC to the fullest! Don’t see how my dude Bishop Nehru didn’t make that cover though!

Action Bronson Announces his United Kingdom Tour 2014